Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito has been living outside of the district she was elected to represent for nearly a year and a half, WW has learned.
She hasn't broken any laws, though. Unlike Washington County, Multnomah's charter stipulates only that commissioners live in their districts for a year and a half before being elected. (The full story is available on wweek.com and in this week's paper.)
When asked to comment, Naito faxed WW a letter pointing out that she meets the legal requirements to represent her district. She adds: "I know that I have represented and will continue to represent the people of District 3 ably and faithfully. I will never lose sight of the needs, the goals and the wishes of the people of Southeast Portland."
Heck, she may live 4.6 miles from the closest border of her district (11 minutes by car, according to Google maps), but she's a lot closer to the Oregon Zoo!